2010 Daffodils

"And then my heart with pleasure fills, and dances with the daffodils." Wordsworth

March and April are deliriously happy days for me because there is something new blooming everyday. I get to say Hello to some old flower friends and have happy surprises when new flowers bloom. I love collecting all types of daffodils. I plant bags and bags every fall, waiting for the first blooms in March. This daffodil is a big, robust fellow, ‘Mount Hood.’  Its trumpet blooms cream, but quickly fades to a creamy white.

Every other day I make a bouquet of all of the daffodils I have blooming. Their names are often historic and sometimes descriptive: Dick Wellband,  Professor Einstein, Peaches and Cream, Conspicuous, Quail, Thalia, Mint Julep, Rosy Cloud, Las Vegas, Campernelle, Hawera, Golden Echo, Empress, Silent Valley, Suada and many, many others. I highly recommend becoming a daffodil collector. They will repay you with, as Wordsworth wrote, “a crowd, a host of golden daffodils. . . Ten thousand saw I at a glance, tossing their heads in sprightly dance.”  Come join the dance!

6 thoughts on “2010 Daffodils

  1. Do you plant the daffodils into your landscape, planters or any special area? I love the quotes you chose and next year I am going to plant more daffodils! You inspired me.

    • Hi Nadia,
      I plant them into my beds so I don’t have to mow down their foliage before it dies down (that puts food back in the bulb) You should probably buy pre-chilled bulbs for San Diego.
      If I buy a bag of 10 bulbs, I just dig one big hole and put them all in at once, pointy end up. They make a bigger display that way. Happy Easter.

    • I plant daffodils in every bed I have but not out in the yard because I don’t want to mow the foliage down until it has turned brown.

    • yes, the snow is long gone, but it has made all of the flowers really big due to extra nitrogen out of the air.

      Right now we are having tornado threats and lots of rain.

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